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Here are just a few of the many teachers offering Drum lessons in Cerritos . Whether you are looking for beginner guitar lessons for your kids, or are an adult wanting to improve your skills, the instructors in our network are ready to help you now!
Instruments: Piano Guitar Drums Bass Guitar Double Bass Mallet Percussion Orchestral Percussion Conga Latin Percussion Keyboard Djembe
My teaching experience goes back to middle school. I didn't get paid for it but I would teach the drummers their part the ensembles and performances in the orchestra and jazz band. That way the teacher could focus on instructing the other students the different instruments. I started booking regular paid gigs after college. I would perform shows and people would ask for lessons after the gig, networking is a big part of the professional side of playing music I encourage listening to all styles of music. Read More
Instruments: Guitar Drums Music Electric Guitar Classical Guitar Acoustic Guitar
I am an experienced music teacher that has taught kids and adults of all ages. I have a passion for working with different cultures, and have a solid background in teaching guitar, drums, and music theory. I am also a professional musician and singer-songwriter with a Bachelor's Degree from University of California, Berkeley. Furthermore, I studied music extensively in college including courses in sight-singing, guitar, piano, music theory, and a year and a half singing with the UC Berkeley choir. Read More
Instruments: Piano Drums Organ Synthesizer Mallet Percussion Orchestral Percussion Latin Percussion Music Keyboard Djembe
For four years I toured the world as the music director of the production show orchestra, visiting hundreds of countries aboard many cruise lines. For the last 6 six years, I have taught general music in the classroom. For five years, I taught elementary school, grades K;4. For the last year, I have taught general music in middle school for grades 5th through 8th. Privately, I have taught students piano and percussion from all age groups and levels. Read More
Nice, friendly and patient. The most important part of the lesson is the state of mind. For anyone, going to a lesson should be an event to look forward to, nothing else. So, I try to make the drummer in everyone "go to work", even though I take the easy approach. And I love it when the students feel like they get it. Read More
Instruments: Piano Guitar Trumpet Saxophone Drums Mallet Percussion
I have been in the music business for some time. I have produced many recordings and I ran a club for 12 years. I learned so much about patience during these years. I have toured extensively and taught classes in music all over Europe and the USA. I enjoy the process of conveying basic fundamentals to inspire any student to learn something about music by applying themselves. I have a studio with the best samples on the market, which I use for Film composing. Read More
Instruments: Drums Mallet Percussion Orchestral Percussion
For the majority of students, I have several books that I use to zero in on what level of proficiency they currently hold and then I begin to adapt from there. For beginning or younger students, I use several books that focus of basic techniques that are effective for any style of music; I use books such as Collin Bailey's Bass Drum Techniques and Mitchell Peters and Stick Control for snare drum and genral techniques. Read More
Instruments: Drums Orchestral Percussion Conga Latin Percussion
I adapt my methods individually for each student, based on their current level, needs, and interests. My emphasis is on making practicing fun while keeping the lessons challenging. The content of my lessons includes technique (efficiency of movement, injury prevention), creativity (cultivating ones own ideas, grooves, fills), as well as developing independence (coordination) and soloing. I always apply these and more concepts to practical use and have my students play along with music, which is the best way to learn an instrument. Read More
What advice do you have about practicing effectively?
My biggest tip is SLOW DOWN! if you can’t play the pattern/groove correctly up to speed then you need to lower the tempo and start at a tempo that feels comfortable to you. No matter how advanced a piece of music is, you can always lower the tempo and practice bringing it up until you are up to the tempo of the song. Also another tip ALWAYS practice to a metronome, it doesn’t matter which exercise you’re doing, you have to make sure that you are playing in time. As a drummer our number one job is to be in time.
How do I know if my child is ready to start lessons?
Personally as a drummer myself I feel you should communicate with your child first if they even want to take lessons. Music is universal and can definitely be a hobby, but if you are willing to pay to see them progress I would hope that they have a good mindset about it. Especially if the student is eager to learn this will make him/her start to progress even more quickly. A student that just plain isn’t interested will not see as much progress as a student that is clearly engaged and has an itch to play.
When will I start to see results?
I feel if your student is starting as ground zero you will immediately see results after the first lesson. The basic “Money Beat” is a drum beat that really is the basis for everything on drums. Once the student starts to develop an understanding and is familiar playing the “Money Beat” you will see progress start to sky rocket. With this beat under your belt you will immediately be able to play along to songs by some of the biggest artists in the music industry. With enough patience and determination results will be further from what you could have ever expected.
Why did you choose your primary instrument?
Both of my Uncles grew up playing drums in the 1980s and ever since I was born in 1997 I was told specifically by them that I would be able to play drums like them. I had always been banging on my Uncle’s drums on weekends until I was 10 years old I got my first drum set. Ever since then I have been playing almost everyday and I still enjoy every second of it. Since graduating high school I realized I needed to get more serious about music and moved to Hollywood to study at Musicians Institute and later receive an associate’s degree.
What is your favorite style/genre of music to play and why?
My favorite genre of music is Rock and Roll. Ever since I was a kid my uncle’s have always been showing me new rock bands from the 1980s that I had never heard of and to me it was the best thing I had ever heard. I immedietly grew biased to rock music as a child until I started to develop my craft and grow a love for all styles of music. I definitely am a Rock guy at heart, but I am more than experienced enough to teach all styles of music. Since moving to LA and going to college I have learned more about music than I would have ever thought.
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